Podcast | I wish I knew sooner…

If professional conservationists could go back in time, what useful information would they have learnt sooner, that would have helped them in their careers?

What differences are there between our expectations when starting out in conservation, and the realities of the sector?

Sadly, we haven’t worked out how to time travel just yet, but we can share our career reflections with YOU!

In this episode we discuss what we wish we’d known about working in conservation and wildlife biology, before we started working in the sector. Joining our host Dr Nick Askew is Dr Fernando Mateos-González of Bioblogía – or Nando he’s often known – and Dr Stephanie Schuttler from the world of Fancy Scientist.




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For more things we wish we knew sooner, and resources we wish we’d had when we were starting out in conservation, check out our Ultimate Guides. From the 15 key conservation job types, to the top paid and free internships, to how to apply for jobs, you’ll find in-depth answers to your top questions about working in conservation.

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